Computex 2022: NVIDIA Keynote Live Blog (11pm ET/03:00 UTC)by Ryan Smith on May 23, 2022 10:20 PM EST
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10:58PM EDT - We're back for day two of our live blog coverage of Computex
10:59PM EDT - Following AMD's big, CPU-centric showcase, NVIDIA is on deck this evening to deliver what promises to be a varied keynote touching upon several aspects of NVIDIA's business
11:00PM EDT - The untitled keynote is slated to run for an hour and features a who's who of NVIDIA VPs, including Ian Buck (VP Accelerated Computing), Michael Kagan (CTO), and Jeff Fisher (SVP GeForce)
11:00PM EDT - So expect the keynote to cover everything from datacenters to gaming
11:01PM EDT - And here we go
11:02PM EDT - Starting with a quick promo video of the NVIDIA and the growth of their GPU business from gaming to AI and much more
11:03PM EDT - First up, Ian Buck
11:03PM EDT - Starting with AI
11:04PM EDT - This requires reimagining the datacenter itself
11:04PM EDT - AI is also enabling a new market for digital twins
11:04PM EDT - A potential $150B market
11:04PM EDT - And a further $100B market for cloud game streaming
11:05PM EDT - All of which NVIDIA's partners can tap into by using NVIDIA's hardware
11:05PM EDT - These tasks consume a lot of computing power - so energy efficiency is a big deal
11:06PM EDT - Of course, NVIDIA is also happy to argue that a lot of power can be saved by moving from using CPUs for compute tasks to GPUs
11:07PM EDT - And NVIDIA has a sizable collection of other hardware, including Grace CPUs and ex-Mellanox networking hardware
11:07PM EDT - Now recapping the H100 accelerator
11:08PM EDT - NVLink 4, Multi-Instance GPU, Confidential Computing, transformer accelerator, etc
11:08PM EDT - And NVLink switches for forming larger clusters of computers
11:10PM EDT - And a shout-out to NVIDIA's Taiwanese partners for their part in building these new servers
11:10PM EDT - Current NVIDIA roadmap
11:11PM EDT - Two year rhythm on hardware. Interleaving between x86 and Arm
11:11PM EDT - Now on to Grace
11:11PM EDT - Grace is on track to ship next year
11:11PM EDT - Grace and Grace Hopper
11:12PM EDT - For CPU and CPU+GPU workloads respectively
11:12PM EDT - The Grace Superchip (dual Graces) has 144 cores. It has 1TB of LPDDR5X memory and consumes 500 Watts
11:13PM EDT - And reiterating NVIDIA's plans to put NVLink in all of their silicon, so that it can be linked up to other NVIDIA and third party hardware with a high speed cache coherent interconnect
11:14PM EDT - NVIDIA has developed a large number of reference systems over the years, and they are now producing a new generation of them based on Grace
11:15PM EDT - New CGX, OVX, and GFX refrence designs using Grace and/or Grace Hopper
11:15PM EDT - Announcing HGX Grace and HGX Grace Hopper systems
11:15PM EDT - Both are specifically designed for OEM 2U chassis
11:16PM EDT - Can leverage their existing system architectures
11:16PM EDT - Grace systems will start shipping in the first half of 2023
11:17PM EDT - Now on to talking about Bluefield-3 NPUs
11:18PM EDT - NVIDIA is betting heavily on Bluefield and DPUs becoming essential for datacenters
11:18PM EDT - It is silicon-heavy and will be able to leverage NVIDIA's GPUs for processing
11:19PM EDT - Or as NVIDIA likes to put it, this networking gear will be the backbone of AI systems
11:19PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA's enterprise software stack
11:20PM EDT - As a reminder, NVIDIA has more software engineers than hardware engineers. So at the enterprise level, software is even more of a differentiating factor for NV than hardware is
11:20PM EDT - The next wave of AI: robotics
11:21PM EDT - "We see a clear demand for automation"
11:22PM EDT - Recapping NVIDIA's Isaac robotics platform
11:23PM EDT - And how Isaac interfaces with omniverse for simulation and robotic training
11:24PM EDT - A big part of enabling this are NVIDIA's pre-trained models available on NGC
11:25PM EDT - Which is another example of where NVIDIA is using software to build up their ecosystem
11:26PM EDT - Isaac Sim using Omniverse
11:26PM EDT - NVIDIA wants to close the sim-to-real gap
11:26PM EDT - Announcing Isaac Sim 2022.1 release
11:27PM EDT - Now rolling a demo of Isaac Sim
11:29PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA's hardware for robotics: Jetson
11:31PM EDT - NVIDIA's Orin SoC is reportedly performing well in MLPerf benchmarks
11:31PM EDT - The Jetson AGX Orin dev kit is available now
11:32PM EDT - Production systems with Jetson Orin are available now, and many are being announced at Computex this week
11:33PM EDT - Isaac Nova Orin. A state-of-the-art architecture for autonomous mobile robots
11:34PM EDT - One more thing: Drive Hyperion
11:35PM EDT - Hyperion version 8 will start shipping in 2024
11:35PM EDT - And Hyperion 9 is in development for cars shipping starting in 2026
11:35PM EDT - Processes twice as much sensor data as Hyperion 8
11:36PM EDT - And NVIDIA has signed up additional supplier-partners for Hyperion
11:36PM EDT - And now on to gaming with Jeff Fisher
11:37PM EDT - "Taiwan is the birthplace of the PC ecosystem"
11:37PM EDT - Recapping NVIDIA's current stack of hardware, including GeForce RTX series video cards, Max-Q laptops, and G-Sync monitors
11:38PM EDT - PC game hardware is expected to be a $67B market this year, with double digit growth over coming years
11:38PM EDT - Jeff is thanking NVIDIA's partners for their products
11:39PM EDT - "[Ampere] is the world's fastest GPU"
11:39PM EDT - Recapping Ampere family features such as RT cores, DLSS, and NVENC video encoder
11:40PM EDT - Now rolling a video on NVIDIA's driver development process
11:41PM EDT - This appears to be the same (or similar) Game Ready development video they released a couple of weeks back
11:41PM EDT - "Our mission with drivers is to be invisible"
11:42PM EDT - There are now over 250 RTX games and applications
11:42PM EDT - Hitman 3 is getting an update with ray tracing and DLSS
11:43PM EDT - Also announcing that F1 22, which is launching in July, will also have RT and DLSS
11:44PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA Reflex
11:44PM EDT - "Low system latency helps all gamers"
11:44PM EDT - NVIDIA recently conducted a study on how system latency impacts aim accuracy
11:44PM EDT - Kovaak's system latency challenge
11:45PM EDT - Running another promo video, this time on Reflex
11:45PM EDT - Talking about reducing system latency with Reflex
11:46PM EDT - Reflex is even a plugin in Unreal Engine these days
11:46PM EDT - Currently up to 38 games and 22 monitors
11:47PM EDT - Introducing a new Reflex-capable display
11:47PM EDT - A new 500Hz 1080p 24-inch Asus monitor
11:47PM EDT - TN panel
11:47PM EDT - Includes the Reflex Analyzer
11:48PM EDT - Now on to GeForce laptops with Max-Q
11:48PM EDT - Recapping the Max-Q feature set
11:49PM EDT - New gaming laptops at Computex from MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, and others
11:49PM EDT - Now on to NVIDIA Studio
11:49PM EDT - NVIDIA's creation-focused platform
11:50PM EDT - Now over 200 Studio accelerated applications
11:51PM EDT - And how Omniverse will also help game developers and content creators
11:51PM EDT - Seen a 10x increase in Omniverse downloads
11:51PM EDT - Omniverse is being updated with new features as well, such as Omniverse Cloud and Audio2Face
11:53PM EDT - Now recapping the gaming segment of this keynote and the state of NVIDIA's gaming ecosystem
11:53PM EDT - And Jeff thanks NVIDIA's partners one last time
11:54PM EDT - And by signing off with Toy Jensen, that's a wrap. Thanks for joining us.
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ballsystemlord - Monday, May 23, 2022 - linkI'm going to enjoy this. According to MLID (on yt), Nvidia's going to try and sell us on buying a 600W TDP GPU. I wonder what will become of the old "hot and loud" story.
ballsystemlord - Monday, May 23, 2022 - linkMaybe they will not talk about it today, but it's going to be their next GPU.
Unashamed_unoriginal_username_x86 - Monday, May 23, 2022 - linkWe might see another silly perf/W comparison at the same framerate.
yeeeeman - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - linkNo gaming gpu
ballsystemlord - Monday, May 23, 2022 - linkWell, that was boring. I expected more than a product recap and some datacenter stuff.
catavalon21 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - linkNV doesn't announce consumer GPUs at Computex; those are typically announced in the Fall
ballsystemlord - Thursday, May 26, 2022 - linkThanks, I hadn't been taking note.
Duwelon - Monday, May 23, 2022 - linkWhere's my Shield that can use all the AI tensor core wizzbang to make my 480P DVD rips look like 4K UHD? C'mon Jenson, get your s together.
sonny73n - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - linkNvidia keynote is so booooring... and AT hasn't had a GPU review for a while now. But here's a quick RTX 4090 review you can enjoy while waiting for an in-depth review from AT, hopefully.
andrewaggb - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - linkThank you for the 4090/4090 TI review. That was worth watching.